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Crystal Ball reveals future careers at Dubai Expo 2020

One of the biggest attractions at the Dubai Expo 2020 is Haaga-Helia's crystal ball, powered by Headai.

The Cystal Ball has turned out to be a real attraction. The only positive problem is that our stand is very crowded.–Pasi Tuominen, Project Director at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Earlier this year, we reported about the upcoming showcase of Crystal Ball at the Dubai World Expo 2020. The solution is made by Haaga-Helia Unversity of Applied Sciences and enabled by Headai, Stereoscape, and Realfiction. It is one of the real attractions at Finland Pavilion offering a very spectacular view of future careers. The Dubai World Expo was supposed to be arranged last year but the whole event was postponed from the original schedule to this autumn, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Images in this article: Pasi Tuominen / Haaga-Helia UAS

The skills of an educame developer are visualized in a hologram. The solution takes individuals, companies, education, and labor markets, and connects their skills by utilizing Headai's Cognitive artificial intelligence. Along Headai and Haaga-Helia, the solution is enabled by Stereoscape and Realfiction. With AI, it is possible to anticipate the future skill needs of different industries and develop curricula to teach the right subjects and skills.

The globe hologram is presented connecting jobs and skills across the continents. Haaga-Helia university of applied sciences tweeted a video on the official Finnish day of the expo.

A virtual tour around the Finnish pavilion is available. We at Headai took a virtual tool around the Finnish pavilion. You can take yours at 360 tour.

What does the Crystal Ball Reveal? It is based on labor market data that covers five cities around the world: Helsinki, Austin, Dubai, Singapore, and Nairobi, and consists of tens of thousands of job ads from 12 months period. The Crystal Ball enables digging into 5 profiles/professions and simulating them with the skills that can be learned from five education programs of Haaga-Helia UAS. Finally, the whole globe hologram can be discovered to find jobs and the skill sets related to them. All in all, the Crystal Ball connects education, skills, jobs, and archetype roles in an interesting way.

The Solution HeadAI created an AI-empowered simulation of skills, competencies, personalities needed in different positions/jobs. This simulation was cross-referenced with Haaga-Helia UAS educational offering, hence the variety of diplomas and degrees preparing students for hundreds of different jobs and fields. HeadAI discovered open vacancies in 10 major cities in the world. The visualizations were build using The Dreamoc, which gives an illusion of the science fiction hologram. A globe (crystal ball) with recognizable details of chosen major cities. Selected “skills set” and “employer profile” pops out in different areas according to the demand (open vacancies).

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences offers career-focused programmes with strong industry and business links. Learning methods engage students in real projects for corporations and businesses. There are a total of 10 500 students and 640 employees.

Pasi Tuominen, Project director at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, describes the Crystal Ball solution:

Even though the solution covered a complex theme with data analytics, the implementation progressed really smoothly. Headai made it clear to us what was the AI's role and which were our tasks. Working with Headai was easy and effortless.–Pasi Tuominen, Project Director at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

About Headai Headai is a Finnish technology company developing Cognitive Artificial Intelligence for enabling data flows and predictive simulations inside the skills data ecosystem. Our tech makes skills measurable and helps everyone to get rid of the skills gap: maximize your labor market value, maximize your company’s skills asset value, maximize your curriculum’s business & industry value. Everything 100% Headai IP, based on over 20 years of experience in the cognitive and computational sciences.

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